There is a fairly prominent group I am in dialogue with concerning the personhood amendment and where I stand on it. I want to be very clear that I have always stood for ending abortion WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS and go even further by eliminating birth control as most are abortifacients. I am clear on how controversial this position is, and has been fairly persecuted and mocked for it, so I am not that concerned about where others may put me on a ‘tiered’ scale. The issue as I see it should not revolve around talking points, but actions. There are too many talkers, and not enough actors in this holocaust, and the body count continues to mount by the day.
I do agree we need to be unified in our approach in ending legalized child killing, and there is too much dissention in the ranks as many groups advocate differing levels of what is acceptable as a stand, and using this as some sort of guide in determining what will have the best chance of passing and what will not. I have made clear in a previous posting “Pro life’s deadly sin: incrementalism” how many in the movement, if not most, don’t believe we can win this war in totality. If we are dealing with the moral law handed down by the Living God, total victory is the only option. But it requires action, not talk.
How does this get done? Well, if it is an amendment to our constitution, it will require statesmen in office instead of the current group of wimps and liars that currently occupy those positions. It will take 2/3 of both the House of Representatives and the Senate to get this done, then it will be submitted to each state for approval, and 38 of the 50 states need to ratify it. This process requires much time, and would also require that the politicians ‘feet be held to the fire’. I understand this process; I understand the thinking behind it and agree with all of it. However, how will this amendment get passed when there is no chance in hell right now with the current crop of cronies in charge?
I think there is a simple solution, but I can almost guarantee few will be willing to do it. We simply stop paying taxes until we get what we want. The only language any of these ‘elected officials’ know is, talk about spending and promising someone something for nothing. The only color they see is green and the only sound they hear is ‘ca-ching’ of the cash register. Good old fashioned non violent civil disobedience. Anyone in the pro life movement, who is not naïve, knows we already fund abortion through taxes, and it is immoral for us to do it. Yet, no one really wants to discuss it, and only a few discuss the cursed 501 C 3 status that muzzles the churches. If we want legalized child killing to end, it will take way more than talk, tiered systems, marches, fund raisers, signature drives and such. We have to be willing to put ourselves on the line if we really mean it.
By virtue there were 95 at Notre Dame (7 took deals for personal reasons) I don’t hold out much hope that there will be a groundswell in support for this activity. Not paying taxes is really in the ‘big leagues’ and definitely would get the attention of most of the informed world, if there were enough doing it, and it would move this cause at light speed, and require a resolution of it. If we want to be gut wrenching honest with ourselves, the vast majority of us (me included) would get an “F” for our ‘efforts’ as 3,500 per day lose their lives with no apparent end in sight. There is a limited amount of time the Living God will give us to resolve this, and we don’t have the ‘luxury’ of waiting several election cycles to get in the ‘right’ people. Our bloodguilt mounts by the day and this bill will be paid, one way or another.
In short, it will be action, not talk that will get the job done. It starts with a unified front, praying and fasting, then EFFECTIVE ACTION. Anything less is a waste of time, and our enemies know this, and has basically beaten us into submission. Until any movement within the pro life ranks is willing to risk in proportion to the crimes being committed, it will flounder and fail. Failure is not acceptable to the Living God, and should not be acceptable to any true Christian out there. We need to get out of the safety of the kitchen and Churches and take the fight to the enemy, and get the job done.